ASTM WK27986

    New Guide for Rapid Screening of Human Urine for Sr-90 Contamination

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04 | Committee D19 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides a rapid method for the screening of human urine for contamination of radioactive strontium-90 (90Sr) following a radiological event resulting in the possible inhalation or ingestion of 90Sr. The results of the screening method are used primarily to separate those individuals contaminated past the intervention level from uncontaminated or slightly contaminated individuals; the results can also be used to approximate a contaminated individuals committed effective dose equivalent. 1.2 This guide does not in any way give advice as to what medical response, if any, might be appropriate for contaminated individuals-it is simply an aide to responders to help determine which individuals might need or benefit or both most from an appropriate medical response.


    liquid scintillation counting; activated carbon; urine screening; emergency; nuclear incident; nuclear accident; personnel monitoring


    To assist incident response personnel in determining the nature and extent of possible personnel contamination following a radiological incident.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Douglas VanCleef

    Draft Under Development